AP Genco to establish a nuclear power plant

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Hyderabad, Oct 2 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today congratulated Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on US Senate approving the Indo-US Nuclear deal and announced that the AP GENCO would establish a nuclear power plant of 2000 MW capacity in the state.

The State Government asked the AP GENCO for a preliminary report on establishing the nuclear power plant. The AP GENCO would submit the action plan by next week, a release said.

The Chief Minister said that he telephoned Dr Singh on his return from a successful foreign tour and congratulated him for the landmark Indo-US nuclear agreement. He said he also lauded the Prime Minister for the nuclear agreement with France and the efforts the Prime Minister has taken to clinch the Indo-US nuclear deal. With the ever rising demand for power, the nuclear energy will be able to generate the required power without affecting the environment and ecology. This would also boost the industrial and agricultural productivity and take the country to the path of progress.

Dr Reddy said he also congratulated Congress President Sonia Gandhi when he met her two days ago at New Delhi. He said the nuclear deal was a historic achievement of the UPA Government and hailed the Prime Minister for his unstinted efforts in making it a reality. The Chief Minister, while thanking the Prime Minister for the increased MSP for various agricultural produces, requested for a further hike in the MSP for paddy.

The Prime Minister assured the Chief Minister to favourably look into the matter.

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